There are endless things to learn about Young Living essential oils and our other products. After all this time I am always learning and growing, so please promise to never allow yourself to be intimidated or overwhelmed with starting this journey. If anything I am here to help and if I don’t have the answer our team has a wealth of resources at our fingertips and together we will figure it out. Aren’t a member of our team yet? Let’s chat! Shoot me an email and I’ll walk hand in hand the entire way.
This will be a ever changing list of posts to share with you and equip you with the tips and tricks I am learning along the way. So check back from time to time to learn more alongside me.
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #1:Have you ever had your thinner essential oils pour out too quickly and you realize you just dumped 1/4 of a bottle into your diffuser?Have you ever had difficulty even getting the thicker oils out of the bottle?
Each essential oil has a different viscosity (thickness) and they either pour our reeeeaaaaalllly quickly or terribly slooooooooowwwwly.
My mind was blown when I learned this trick!
The holes also help limit the amount of ‘fresh’ oxygenated air that can get into your bottle. Oxygen will quickly break down your oils if you accidentally leave the cap off for too long a period of time.
** With thicker oils like Vetiver, you’ll still want to warm the bottle naturally by either holding it in your hand or put it in your bra for 3-5 minutes. Then it will pour out more easily for you.
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #2: WEAR YOUR OILS
One stylishly fun way of enjoying your essential oils all day long is by using aromatherapy jewelry. It allows you to take your essential oil fragrances with you throughout the day. The options are endless: make a fun leather wrap bracelet, leather keychain, lava bead or terra cotta bracelets and necklaces. I’ve even seen aromatherapy rings! Get creative, my friends and wear your oils!
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #3: DON’T THROW AWAY YOUR EMPTY BOTTLES
One thing I could never bring myself to do is throw away my empty oil bottles. It just seems so wrong. Did you know that within the next few years Young Living will be a zero carbon company? They are extremely conscious about recycling so just about everything I get from them I can find some way to reuse and recycle it.
Never, ever throw your empty bottles away!!! One solution that I love is to make scented bath salts from my empty bottles! Simply take the caps and stoppers out of the bottle, put them in an large glass lidded container, and cover them with Epsom salts. Easy peasy! The salts will absorb the oil and will leave you with some very relaxing salt to enjoy your baths!
Some suggestions for an amazing and calm bath are: Sleepyize, Peace and calming, Frankincense, Valor , Copaiba, Balsam Fir, Lavender, Idaho Blue Spruce, and really any calming or emotionally soothing oils: all are helpful.
Just scoop some salts out, add to your bathwater and enjoy!
These also make beautiful gifts to give to friends and family… grab some cute glass containers… mason jars… maybe even some pink Himalayan salts… use your imagination.
What are your favorite oils that you will save to try this hack out with?
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #4: PLAY WITH YOUR OILS
Add essential oils to your child’s play, like this Pumpkin Pie Play Dough. They won’t even know they are getting the benefits of the oils while they engage their senses.
My youngest daughter is in first grade so she loves to have fun independent activities when we get home. This DIY play dough recipe is perfect to keep your kids busy and having fun. It is also without any harmful dyes or ingredients, smells SO good and is an immune booster! There’s no heating or melting involved and it’s really easy to make. I also thought this could be a cute alternative to passing out class party treats on Halloween. Give each child a small ball of play dough and a pumpkin cookie cutter all wrapped in clear cellophane and a bow. You can attach a cute festive tag, have your child sign on one side and have the playdough recipe printed on the back.
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #5: SCRUB AWAY THE STICKY! NATURE’S OWN GOO GONE!
One of my FAVORITE uses for lemon is its incredible ability to remove anything sticky, gooey, or unwanted off of surfaces with ease. Living with dogs + kids makes me very appreciative for the power of lemon, can I get an amen?
We use it to remove price tags off glassware and hard surfaces, to get marker, crayon, pen and pencil off ALL the surfaces, in every day cleaning and more!
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #6: Let your locks shine!
Shiny hair, do care. Warm a few drops of Cedarwood essential oil in your hand and massage your scalp for healthier-looking hair.
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #7: Pamper your pretty self.
Create a spa-like atmosphere with the calming aroma of Lavender essential oil. Mix 1 cup of Epsom salt and 4 drops of Lavender oil in your hot bath, then lie back and relax.
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #8: Invigorate your home cleaning.
Add a few drops of Lemon essential oil to your naturally derived floor, window, and surface cleaning solution for a fresh, clean aroma. Do not use Lemon oil on granite or stone, as it may etch the surface.
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #9: Skin for the win!
Did you know that it takes 22 pounds of rose petals to make one bottle of rose essential oil? Isn’t that amazing? This precious bottle packs a big punch of incredible benefits. Incorporate a drop of Rose essential oil to your evening moisturizer to support healthy-looking skin. Try using other essential oils, but avoid applying citrus like Tangerine essential oil before spending time in the sun due to photosensitivity.
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #10: Scrub-a-dub in the tub.
Wash away your workday with a homemade body scrub. All you need is coconut oil, Epsom salt, and Lavender essential oil.
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #11: Catch some zzz’s.
Mornings after a good night’s rest are the best! Diffuse essential oils like Lavender, Vetiver, Cedarwood, German Chamomile, and Angelica to help create a calm, peaceful sleep.
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #12: Support a healthy lifestyle.
Not only does Grapefruit Vitality essential oil electrify taste buds, but it also contains antioxidant properties and can support weight management!
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #13: RC essential oil. Breathe in, breathe out.
Relax, we’ve got R.C. essential oil blend! Diffuse R.C. to support the feeling of normal, clear breathing and to promote restful sleep in a stuffy environment.
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #14: Unwind in your shower.
When Peppermint and Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil are infused in a hot washcloth, you can enjoy a calm, invigorating scent. You may even be too relaxed to let off steam of your own.
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #15: Be blemish-free!
Tea Tree essential oil reduces the appearance of blemishes while maintaining healthy skin and nails when applied appropriately.
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #16: Boost your immune system.
Looking for a fresh feeling during your workday? Add a few drops of Frankincense Vitality essential oil to your water to support well-being and normal cellular health.
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #17: Elevate life with flavor and function!
Want to elevate your flavor in the kitchen while cleansing your digestive system to boot? Add a small amount of Oregano Vitality essential oil over your favorite Italian dish. Eating yummy pasta and supporting digestion? It’s hard to top that!
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #18: Use your Thieves Cleaner for Carpet Stains, Spills and Accidents!
I use this spray to clean up pet accidents and to remove spills and stains. Pro tip: I mist Thieves all over my carpets to kill the yucky stuff and give an overall refresh. (Tip: be sure to spot test in an inconspicuous area before using all over. We’ve never had an issue, but better safe than sorry!)
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #18: Sticky candy, gooey gunk, or gum on the carpet??
Two drops of lemon essential oil on a rag work it into the spot and voila! Clean off with water or thieves spray. (Definitely spot test with this first – depending on the shade of your carpet!)
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #19: Carpet Refresh Powder. On the days that I am vacuuming I have a spice jar with holes in the top that I mix baking soda, 10 drops of lavender essential oil, 10 drops of peppermint essential oil – shake it up! I sprinkle this on our carpet and vacuum it up. Amazing!! (for stinkier carpets try using purification essential oil)
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #19: Add a drop of Orange Vitality and Activated Charcoal to your toothpaste for whitening!
Who wants whiter teeth without using nasty chemicals?! #thisgirl
“Thieves Dentarome Plus- dipped in activated charcoal w/ a drop or orange! whitening powerhouse!”
Here’s a few more testimonies!
“I’ve been using the Orange veo with the Aromabright toothpaste and I love it. I can see a difference. My teeth are whiter!”
“it has removed the coffee stains completely from off my teeth!”
Have you tried this?!!
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #20: DIY Foaming Face Wash Hack
Orange Blossom Face Wash: Dilute 2 Tablespoons of face wash, fill the rest with water for foaming action (can use empty Thieves hand soap bottle with the pump).
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #21: Dilute your Laundry Soap!
Recycle your Thieves Laundry Soap containers. Divide your bottles in half, add 3 capfuls of Thieves Household Cleaner (for an extra boost) to each bottle, fill rest with warm water and flip upside down to combine.
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #22: Near Empty Bottles
When your oils get down to just a few remaining drops that are hard to get out, take the top off and fill with a carrier oil (you can also add a few more drops of EO if you’d like) and pop a roller fitment on top to use with your little ones.
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #23: Lavaderm Spray
Spritz all over wet hair after your shower for extra shine, to promote hair growth, and simply smell amazing!
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #24: Best Toilet Bowl Cleaner Ever…
Thieves Dishwasher Powder. Boom!
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #25: Best Stainless Steel Cleaner…
Coconut oil + Thieves Cleaner. Just dip a clean, soft rag into coconut oil, spray with Thieves Household Cleaner.
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #26: Instant Bug Bite/Mosquito Bite Relief
Lavender Lip Balm. Boom, chakalaka!
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #27: DIY Makeup Remover
Keep your empty Lavender EO bottles. Add fractionated coconut oil and a splash of distilled water for an instant makeup remover!
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #28: Stain Remover Stick
Take equal parts Thieves Household Cleaner and Thieves Laundry Soap and add to a roller bottle. Roll directly onto stains, then wash as usual.
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #29: Nursing Mama Ointment
Scoop out and melt Rose Ointment, add Helichrysum, Frankincense, Lavender, and Copaiba — Pour back into container and use to sooth cracked/sore nipples.
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #30: Makeup Remover Wipes
Seedlings Baby Wipes are not just for baby tushies. They are the best makeup remover wipes ever! No burn, takes eye makeup off right away, and smells DELIGHTFUL!
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #31: Natural Deodorant
Manuka EO applied neat to under arms provides no odor or moisture.
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #32: Natural Throat Spray
The Mini Thieves Spray can be a throat spray to help soothe a sore throat.
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #33: Teething Babies
Copaiba + Lavender (or Frankincense) diluted and applied along the gum line for teething babies.
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #34: On the Go Emergency Stain Lifter
Ok, this is giong to sound weird – not even sure why I tried it – brave or desperate or both, but I got some fried food grease (don’t judge) on a shirt and had more errands to run. I wanted to see if I could lighten the dark spot some, so I rubbed the spot with Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier. It took a few minutes to dry, but when it did the spot was gone. #mindblown
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #35: Emergency Deodorant
In a pinch, use your Thieves toothpaste as a deodorant.
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #36: Emergency Deodorant #3
Purification EO mixed with water in a spray bottle as deodorant. #truestory
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #37: Copaiba on an ulcer or when you burn the roof of your mouth. #yikes
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #38: Apply Lemon EO neat on blemishes.
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #39: Got an oil whose benefits you need but you don’t care for the smell? Add any citrus eo over those oils. Lime is my favorite for that… and who can’t use a little extra citrus?
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #40: Got Hiccups?
Simply smelling peppermint eo can stop hiccups.
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #41: Sharpie Stains on Skin?
Lemon EO or YL’s Charcoal bar soap can remove Sharpie from your skin! No extra scrubbing needed.
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #42: Natural Nail Polish Remover
Lemongrass EO or Grapefruit EO to remove nail polish
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #43: Seasonal Dandruff
Tea Tree EO in shampoo to help rid dandruff due to seasonal changes.
ESSENTIAL OIL TIP #44: DIY Dry Shampoo
2 drops Rosemary
2 drops Cedarwood
2 drops Lavender
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 Tablespoon baking soda
Works soooo good! (Add cocoa powder for dark hair).